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    in the first century, soon after his own conversion. Among other things, he recommended that Bishops be married. Christian tradition, in many churches besides Catholicism, holds that the first bishop was James the Just in Jerusalem, and that Paul ordained bishops in Anatolia. By the end of the first century the Church formalized much of their role, in documents that have come down to us through history.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 09:31:24 PM PST

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